Scottsdale Abrakadoodle director awarded at annual conference

Julia Shen receiving her award from Abrakadoodle. (submitted photo)

Julia Shen receiving her award from Abrakadoodle. (submitted photo)

Julia Shen of Scottsdale was honored as a top franchise performer at Abrakadoodle’s 13th annual conference.

Abrakadoodle’s conference “WOW! Leading with Impact and Innovation,” held Nov. 4-6 at the National Harbor in Oxen Hill, Maryland, celebrated Abrakadoodle’s positive program impact on its students, best practices and trends in art education, as well as franchise owner achievements, according to a press release.

Ms. Shen, educational director, earned Abrakadoodle’s Doodle Dozen Award, recognizing top performers within the franchise system.

During the conference, Abrakadoodle continued to demonstrate its commitment to delivering the best in art education with the launch of additional STEAM art education curriculum, which provides students with hands-on learning in science, technology, engineering, art and math, as well as new, creativity-boosting art lessons inspired by women artists and kid artists, as well.

“Abrakadoodle is full steam ahead with developing curriculum to help students build skills that will make them more globally competitive and college/career ready,” said Rosemarie Hartnett, president and co-founder of Abrakadoodle, in the release. “I find it very gratifying to recognize strong franchisee performance through our conference awards and to share tools and resources that will help our owners make the most positive impact in the communities we serve.”

Abrakadoodle conferred a number of awards for exceptional performance, creativity, community service, leadership and more.

Abrakadoodle delivers innovative art education classes, creativity camps, in-school field trips, arty parties, events and more for children and adults through its network of franchises operating in the U.S. and in several international locations.

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